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Rest and Health


Published 1949


Dick York plays a high-school track star whose running lags because of his lack of sleep.


Run time 10:02
Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK STAR BEGINS TO LAG IN HIS RUNNING BECAUSE OF LACK OF SLEEP. HE IS TIRED & GROUCHY. WHEN HE ESTABLISHES GOOD REST HABITS, HE IS REWARDED W/RENEWED ENERGY & SUCCESS.


HEALTH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK ATHLETICS SLEEP REST RUNNING ENERGY STUDENTS MOODS DISPOSITION FATIGUE GROUCHINESS IRRITABILITY TEENAGERS BOYS SOCIAL GUIDANCE HUMOR YORK, DICK safety Danger Lurks
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Reviews

Reviewer: bestpbx - - June 18, 2009
Subject: Oh, those CRAZY 1950's!!!!!!!
In the locker room scene at the beginning of the film, look at the guy in the striped shirt!!!!!! His pants are so high on his waist they look like they are to his arm pits!
Reviewer: Spuzz - - April 28, 2004
Subject: Maybe they're on to something about Ping Pong...
Dick York plays George, a jock who is getting warn down. His friends and coaches believe that he's not getting enough sleep at night! He thinks back to his girlfriend's Sue's party, and how he dozed through that, even though everyone was full o Pep playing Ping Pong! "Say!" George marvels, "I bet Sue gets lots of sleep!" That George, he's a smart one. Soon he's LEARNED HIS LESSON, and getting his 8 hours a night. Pretty brainless. For more "I can't sleep because of Dick York!" see "Combat Fatigue: Insomnia".
Reviewer: MarkyMaypo - - October 17, 2003
Subject: Young Dick York
This ephemeral film stars three whitebread high schoolers and their whitebread coach who bowls with Dick York's dad. Dad is shown, after a hard day at the office, at home, interacting briefly with Junior and Sis. He's still wearing his business suit as he heads off to bowling. Dick fell asleep at his own party. That made his main squeeze "sore" at him. Dick has no pep, no get up and go. He's real concerned about his studies. Apparently he's hitting the books so hard, he's spending too little time resting. Advice from the physician and education Ph.D. advisors to the film: limit the amount of time you spend studying, adhere to a set time for sleep, wind down before sleep with a warm (not hot) bath, don't smoke or drink coffee, ensure the bedroom isn't too hot and is well ventilated, get some exercise (like track practice) in the afternoon.

Reflects life as it was imagined ideally to be in America in 1949: well-behaved, mannerly, respectful, white, well-dressed, God-fearing, patriotic. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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